Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Moor Family - Tombstone Tuesday

Moor Family Plot, Forest Hill Cemetery, in Derry, New Hampshire
Ulster Scot immigrants to Nutfield

CHARTER JOHN MOOR (2)
BORN FEB. 13, 1692 IN A MALT KILN
GLENCOE, SCOTLAND, LIVED IN
ANTRIM COUNTY, IRELAND UNTIL
HE WAS 27 YEARS OLD. CAME
TO LONDONDERRY, NH 1720
DIED ABOUT JULY 1741
SURVEYOR, FARMER, CHRISTIAN
ERECTED BY HIS
GREAT, GREAT, GREAT, GREAT GRAND DAUGHTER
DOROTHY MOORE, WIFE OF S. D. GUESS
OF WHITE HALL, S.C.


Detail of the map
Scotland to Ireland to New England

The Moor Family Plot

Here lies Buried
the Body of Mrs.
MARY MOOR Wife
Of SAMUEL MOOR
who departed this life
April ye 8th 1733
Aged 72 years.

CHARTER SAMUEL MOOR 1
Born in County of
Argyll Scotland
1655

Erected by
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Guess
June 1957


The Moor Family Ledger Stone

This monument is Erected to
the memory of Deacon Robert Moore
who departed this life April 4th 1796
-AEat 74-
Mrs. Lettice Moore deceased
wife of Mr. Robert Moore, Daughter
of Thomas Coughran Elder in New
Boston and Mrs. Jennat his wife who
departed this Life March 11th 1775
in the 70th Year of her age.
And the Children of the above
?? Here Jean died Augst. 24
1758 Aged 15 days
And Mary died March 9th 1773
aged 18 months
Mr. Jonah Moore son of the above
died May 9th 1779 Atat. 29
Robert son of Deac. Robert Moore
died August 1802 AEt. 30

LETITIA CLARK
Wife of
DEA. ROBERT MOOR
DIED DEC. 6, 1832
AGED 88
JANE MOORE
HER DAUGHTER
DEC'D AUG. 22, 1863
AET. 85
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B. DAY LOWELL


[This last stone shown was carved by Benjamin Day of Lowell, Massachusetts and here in Derry many of his gravestone creations are signed like this.]
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Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

6 comments:

  1. Thank you! I believe my son in law is related to these Moores. :D

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  2. Ok silly question maybe ---but do they call them Charter JOhn Moor and Charter so and so because they came over here under on the agreement of the charter from the king?

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  3. Yes, it's an old term that you still see used, especially in Derry and Londonderry where there were many, many men named John Moore!

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  4. Do you by chance have any information on the father or mother of Samuel Moore? I'm a descendent from his brother, John Moore 1648-1692. Thanks :)

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  5. Hi, do you happen to know if any of his descendents were Loyalists moving to New Brunswick following the Revolutionary War? I believe I'm barking up the right (family) tree.

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    1. Melissa, I don't know about the generations later than this. Sorry. You probably know more than I do about this family!

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